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"Net Nanny" suggestions for an 11-year-old

by DKhoji / December 29, 2008 2:07 AM PST

I'm setting up an XP computer for my brother-in-law's 11-year-old daughter. I've already set her up with the full version of AVG and he wants me to put something like Net Nanny on it as well to keep her out of unpleasant sites. Does anyone have experience with these programs? Which one can you recommend for minimum performance hit (the computer is quite an old AMD Duron) and good results? TIA. Wink

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What I did was...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2008 2:11 AM PST

Hand them the machine and said Merry Christmas. I know when to cut them off from the free tech support and if they want Net Nanny then I just tell them to install that.

Think of all the time you just saved yourself.

ScroogeBob

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Thanks but...
by DKhoji / December 29, 2008 2:15 AM PST
In reply to: What I did was...

I'm actually happy to do it and to provide them with the support they need for it, I enjoy giving my time for this. So I really would like to know which if any of these programs are worth using because I have zero experience with them. If they're like Symantec programs it would be better not to use them at all, but I'd like to know that in advance.

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Then get Net Nanny.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 29, 2008 2:18 AM PST
In reply to: Thanks but...

If you choose something else they'll claim you didn't do as they wished. I see it's only 40 bucks. I know Norton has a nanny filter and many love that.
Bob

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They Suck
by Renegade Knight / December 29, 2008 6:14 AM PST

These programs rather suck.
The simplest method is to stick the computer in the family/living room where everone will walk by and see what the kid is up to.

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Nanny
by Balls_Maximus / December 29, 2008 10:40 PM PST
In reply to: They Suck

I remember installing net nanny, so my mom though the computer was safe, but I had all the codes. This ended up working in my favor as no one else could screw up the computer I lay claim to.

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supervision is the key
by The real DiscoDuck / December 31, 2008 12:56 AM PST

There is a MS live product called live family something thats supposed to be pretty good, if its a windows machine.

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Thanks...
by DKhoji / December 31, 2008 1:04 AM PST
In reply to: supervision is the key

... that looks like exactly what they were looking for, and it's free. Basically they just want the feeling that they're doing something, they didn't suggest Net Nanny themselves, that was just the only one I could recollect offhand, never having needed something like that myself.

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